Pathology Collector (Aus) / Phlebotomist (NZ) Australia

Pathology Collector (Aus) / Phlebotomist (NZ) Australia ANZSCO 311216:

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Pathology Collector (Aus) / Phlebotomist (NZ) Australia ANZSCO 311216:

Description

Extracts, collects, labels and preserves blood and other specimens from patients for laboratory analysis.

Skill Level

3

Alternative Titles

  • Specimen Collector

Specialisations

  • Blood Collector

Group: 3112 Medical Technicians

Description

operate anaesthetic, cardiac, operating theatre and medical testing equipment, perform and assist with laboratory tests, and fill prescriptions in support of Health Professionals.

Tasks

  • operating equipment used in diagnosing and monitoring disorders of the heart, kidneys, nervous system and hearing, and in anaesthesia
  • undertaking and assisting with medical analytical procedures and assisting Anaesthetists and surgical teams
  • recording the electrical activity of the heart, from which the heart rate is measured and pattern and rhythm interpreted
  • taking, collecting and labelling blood, urine and other samples from patients
  • preparing and staining slides and tissue sections for blood and histological examination
  • performing diagnostic tests on tissues and body fluids and analysing the chemical constituents of blood, urine, faeces and tissues
  • testing for diseases by looking for the presence of antibodies and the products of immune response in samples
  • setting up, checking and maintaining operating theatres, anaesthetic workstations, life support machines and associated equipment
  • referring prescriptions to Pharmacists and assisting in preparing medications

Skill Level

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below. In Australia: AQF Associate Degree, Advanced Diploma or Diploma (ANZSCO Skill Level 2) In New Zealand: NZ Register Diploma (ANZSCO Skill Level 2) At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification. Registration or licensing may be required. The occupation Pathology Collector (Aus) / Phlebotomist (NZ) has a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below. In Australia: AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3) In New Zealand: NZ Register Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3) At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification. Registration or licensing may be required.

Occupations in this Group

  • 311211 Anaesthetic Technician
  • 311212 Cardiac Technician
  • 311213 Medical Laboratory Technician
  • 311214 Operating Theatre Technician
  • 311215 Pharmacy Technician
  • 311216 Pathology Collector (Aus) / Phlebotomist (NZ)
  • 311299 Medical Technicians nec